Countdown recap for Tuesday 21st May 2019

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Countdown recap for Tuesday 21st May 2019

Post by Tracey Anne Mills » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:26 pm

Tuesday 21st May 2019 ( Series 80 Prelim 85 )

Hello and welcome to another recap !!!!

C1: Champion Elliott Mellor (3 wins, 416 points) An aptoforumite from Oldham, A maths student currently studying at Manchester Metropolitan University

C2: Challenger Sam Ashworth An RAF operations assistant from Scunthorpe, during a search and rescue exercise in a helicopter they winched him down in a little dinghy in the middle of the Mediterranean leaning him there for a while before winching him back up again.

DC: Susie Dent and Jon Culshaw
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions

R01: A O E R D X S I T
R02: R C U L I A B R S
R03: 50, 4, 4, 6, 10, 1. Target: 931.
TTT: LEANCRABS
R04: P S E A F W R E T
R05: O I A N V M T O A
R06: 75, 8, 9, 1, 7, 5. Target: 740.
R07: U A I S T B S E O
R08: Y I E M S N U A P
R09: 100, 3, 4, 2, 7, 6. Target: 859.
TTT: PETSLOVER
R10: L G E S O I U C T
R11: O I A M N S D U O
R12: S R N A E I T D R
R13: O A E G H N C P O
R14: 100, 1, 1, 10, 2, 8. Target: 838.
R15: S Y R I A V I N O (conundrum)


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Round 1: A O E R D X S I T

Elliott: OXIDATES (8)
Sam: staired
DC: ASTEROID (8)
OT: EXTRADOS (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

A good start from Elliott 8's all round !!!!


Round 2: R C U L I A B R S

Elliott: RAILBUS (7)
Sam: BAILS (5)
DC: RUBRICAL (8)
Score: 15–0 (max 16)

There is something you don't see very often Susie beating our champion with the brilliant 8 Rubrical


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Round 3: 50, 4, 4, 6, 10, 1. Target: 931.

Elliott: 932. ((50 + 10) × 4 − 6 − 1) × 4 (7)
Sam: -
RR: 931. (6 × 10 ÷ 4 + 4) × (50 − 1) (10)
Score: 22–0 (max 26)

Something else you don't see very often Elliott getting one away on a numbers game............but Rachel mops up and produces the perfect solution


Teatime teaser: LEANCRABS -> BARANCLES

Round 4: P S E A F W R E T

Elliott: REPEATS (7)
Sam: WATERS (6)
DC: SWEATER (7)
OT: AFREETS (7) FEASTER (7) FRETSAW (7) PREFETS (7)
Score: 29–0 (max 33)

Round 5: O I A N V M T O A

Elliott: ANIMATO (7)
Sam: aviant
DC: OVATION (7)
Score: 36–0 (max 40)

Sam is no luck in the letters department, but Elliott gets a brilliant 7 with ANIMATO which is a musical term.

Round 6: 75, 8, 9, 1, 7, 5. Target: 740.

Elliott: 740. (75 + 8) × 9 − 7 (10)
Sam: 740. (9 + 1) × 75 − (8 + 7 − 5) (10)
Score: 46–10 (max 50)

At last Sam gets 10 points on the numbers but Elliott gets it too

Round 7: U A I S T B S E O

Elliott: BOATIES (7)
Sam: SUBSET (6)
DC: BUSIEST (7)
OT: SOSATIE (7) SOUBISE (7)
Score: 53–10 (max 57)

Round 8: Y I E M S N U A P

Elliott: PIEMAN (6)
Sam: MENUS (5)
DC: PNEUMAS (7)
OT: PAYNIMS (7)
Score: 59–10 (max 64)

Round 9: 100, 3, 4, 2, 7, 6. Target: 859.

Elliott: 859. (100 − 4) × (6 + 3) − (7 − 2) (10)
Sam: 861.
Score: 69–10 (max 74)

Another fine solve from Mr Mellbotron !!!!!

Teatime teaser: PETSLOVER -> OVERSLEPT

Round 10: L G E S O I U C T

Elliott: UGLIEST (7)
Sam: GLUES (5)
DC: GLUCOSE (7) EULOGIST (8)
Score: 76–10 (max 82)

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Another brilliant 8 from Susie !!!!


Round 11: O I A M N S D U O

Elliott: MONODIAS (8)
Sam: DAMSON (6)
Score: 84–10 (max 90)

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Another brilliant 8 from our Champion.........one I have never heard of :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek:

Round 12: S R N A E I T D R

Elliott: STRAINED (8)
Sam: restand
DC: RESTRAIN (8) TRAINERS (8) RANDIEST (8)
OT: DETRAINS (8) DRAINERS (8) RETRAINS (8) SERRANID (8) STRAINER (8) TERRAINS (8) TRANSIRE (8)
Score: 92–10 (max 98)

8's all round need I say more.............. :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

Round 13: O A E G H N C P O

Elliott: CHANGE (6)
Sam: CHANGE (6)
DC: PONCHO (6)
OT: HENCOOP (7)
Score: 98–16 (max 105)

6's all round but there is an interesting 7 ignored by all HENCOOP

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Round 14: 100, 1, 1, 10, 2, 8. Target: 838.

Elliott: 838. (100 + 1) × 8 + (2 + 1) × 10 (10)
Sam: -
Score: 108–16 (max 115)

Another fine solve from Mr Mellhag........do you honestly think he would not get this....... :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek:

Round 15: S Y R I A V I N O

Oh yes Elliott is there is again !!!!!! quite quickly

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Elliott buzzes on 2.5 seconds to say VISIONARY which is correct.
Final Score: 118–16 (max 125)

Another brilliant game from Elliott again and his 4th century , you feel sorry for Sam who could not get going,making this game rather one sided and unable to match the brilliance of Elliott.......I can see more records being broken if he can keep up the stunning performances.......but in the meantime bye for now !!!!

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Tracey 'Old Enough To Be My Mum' Mills and cat lover

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